Rockfax Description
Soloed in August 1986 but not claimed at the time. The groove, 10m right of Gordon. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The groove "nich" route 20m right of Polar Express.

A not so new route, soloed in August 1986 at the same time as Above The Line, but never claimed at the time. The groove "nich" route 50m right of Polar Express. Re-equipped Feb 2008.
(f/a, Niche Route, C.parkin solo 1986)

09/08/14 - Last bolt before lower off is loose, take care

C Parkin 02/Aug/1986

Ticklists: Slate Sport.

charlielow 21/Nov Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Oct Lead
matthomas79 03/Oct Lead O/S
dsgarner 03/Oct Lead dog
Dazluke2000 27/Sep Lead O/S
willyboy 26/Sep Lead
Hidden 15/Sep Lead O/S
Georgie25 29/Aug Lead
Dunc S-B 26/Aug Lead O/S

Really nice climb...

with Sam S-B, Shifty
cymjt 02/Aug Lead O/S
with David K
Hidden 19/Jul Lead rpt
lcullum7 11/Jun Lead O/S
with Rowan Chesmer
Matadoors 06/Jun Lead
Jani_J 06/Jun 2nd
useful 06/Jun Lead
with Tim
myrddinmuse 03/Jun Lead O/S

Cool start!

with Timon
mzk 23/May -
Maria Merry 23/May 2nd
with krlbrd
Jake.Perry 23/May Lead β
krlbrd 23/May Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May Lead
Hidden 21/May AltLd
jalqazzaz 11/May Lead O/S
ianstevens 04/May Lead O/S
tomwright1509 04/May Lead O/S
gavinwr ?/May Lead
SamP88 ?/May Lead O/S
danpyrs 05/Apr Lead O/S
dobby 200 23/Mar Lead O/S
with Evan
defender5371 15/Mar TR
partz 01/Mar Lead O/S
Alex Wade 01/Mar Lead O/S
Noemi 15/Feb Lead O/S

First bit is scary, rest ok

jaz.llmm 15/Feb Lead
Jack93 08/Feb Lead O/S
with Toby, Joel Miller
Steven1993 08/Feb Lead O/S
kez1 ??/2015 Lead O/S
with conor forshaw
Hidden 29/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
charlielow 23/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Maya Nunn
JoshT 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 19/Nov/14 Lead O/S
nickah118 15/Nov/14 Lead
Denry 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Will lloyd
Markheighton 07/Oct/14 2nd
lewiswilson 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
alexcummings95 19/Sep/14 Lead
deanhorsburgh 19/Sep/14 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
el disco 05/Sep/14 Lead
leethebee 05/Sep/14 2nd
with Disco
leethebee 31/Aug/14 Lead
with Stella Wyn Thomas
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/14 Lead β
Sam Ash 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Matt the Fresher
Dawn_K_B 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Douglas ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Doug Lindo
Matt250 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tom_lewis89 27/Jul/14 Lead
derekwwl 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with matthew williams
kingtaco 13/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Scotsken 15/Jun/14 Lead
adamre12 06/May/14 Lead O/S

Good fun.

cameronr11 04/May/14 Lead O/S
badgerjockey 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rich/Kuang
ChalkBall 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
arandall 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
lloydy1992 ??/2014 Lead O/S
cpt_crunch 08/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Dec/13 Lead
with Phil Ashton
mrplastique 05/Oct/13 Lead
with JR
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Adrianw 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
bantamdave 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ken
GOS 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Ramblin dave 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S


with Alison
Joshthomas 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Jun/13 Lead rpt
andy tetsill 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Shrewsbury MC
Jack Manfredi 26/May/13 -
cat88 25/May/13 -
richy85 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Lewis
Marq 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Only ones in the quarry, not surprising given the several inches of snow on the ground! Vicky took a nasty fall on lead.

Vicky L 29/Mar/13 2nd dog
with Marq
paul__in_sheffield 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Beanie
penny_pops25 ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead
jstringer 02/Feb/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 25/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Clare Wigley
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Clipped the 4th bolt with an odd kneebar style move. Freaking awesome :D

Tanner 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S


partz 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead
Alex Wade 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
lizzyb 22/Sep/12 TR O/S

Some nice little pull throughs.

with Amanda Smethurst
Cat Hamilton 19/Sep/12 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 31/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/12 2nd
HIGHTOWER 26/Aug/12 Lead β
with Jonno
tomdavenport 26/Aug/12 TR dog
MichaelGallimore 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
rhys mence 16/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Sian Carter 16/Aug/12 TR
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Emily Cropton 06/Aug/12 2nd
Pete_Frost 21/Jul/12 Lead RP

Did direct start at F6a after onsighting the normal start ages ago.

with Dave Pearce
roberts1234567890 17/Jun/12 Lead
with Hannah Postlethwaite
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
dbarmbs 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Keith Archer
Hidden 28/May/12 Lead O/S
DaveJ 11 26/May/12 Lead O/S
ianwikeley 26/May/12 -
mike_uk82 26/May/12 Lead
stratandrew 25/May/12 Lead O/S

interesting moves - very sharp edges - watch fingers

with Dave Wylie
Landy_Dom 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Clean on sight. Well that was a challenge! First decent foothold at 2m - heel hooked it and made a series of power moves to pull up high enough to rock over onto it. Delicate moves on oddly facing holds lead to welcome jugs just before the last move to the lower off.

with Ciaran Gallagher, Mike Bailey
nacmacfeeglexx08 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Joe.Elliott1 11/May/12 Lead
rhys mence 11/May/12 2nd
Hidden 11/May/12 2nd
jstringer 05/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd O/S
Binder 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with David B
Dizz 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S

In borrowed harness and shoes 4 sizes too big ... Mot expecting to get in a climb - nice :-)

with harry
hcaw 22/Apr/12 TR β
Manchi 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with tim_mcd
tim_mcd 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Manchi
gw3285 01/Apr/12 Lead
starktoclimb ?/Apr/12 TR
thecurlyone 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
dawesbub 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Good fun

Pughymonster 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Dawes
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
poeter210 18/Mar/12 2nd dog
mikelaing ?/Mar/12 Lead
with Canadian Group
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
richaworth 06/Nov/11 Lead β
Miss_Dani 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
michael burrows 01/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
bob johnson 16/Oct/11 -
with Rich Ball
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
vinspin 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with ritchie
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ritchierich 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Vinny
tiffanykate12 04/Sep/11 Lead
Mattlamb90 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S

In the wet, Just as i hit the floor rain comes lashing down. Luke dogged up to retrieve draws

jezb1 25/Aug/11 Lead
The Ivanator 22/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Rich
Rich God 3 22/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tsjx 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
MariaT 09/Jul/11 2nd RP
dpiddock 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Jones 09/Jul/11 2nd
with jamesca
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/11 -
Matt Rowat 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ross and Parky
tomdadom ?/Jun/11 -
twem 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Ian JL 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Sean
michael burrows 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Lallylandslider 28/Mar/11 2nd
Pete_Frost 11/Mar/11 Lead O/S
PWEI_fan ??/2011 -
Katy Nelson ?/Aug/10 -
with david morse, Ailsa Orlick
matt0759 22/Jun/10 Lead
RhedwrMynydd ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/10 -
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead
JWB 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Simon Bostock 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
arunthomas 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with ripper
Noodles 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Cheeky little route

Hidden 20/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Rob Evans ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead
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